draw me close
BY JORDAN TANNAHILL
A CO-PRODUCTION BETWEEN the National theatre’s IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING STUDIO
AND NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
Draw Me Close blurs the worlds of live performance, virtual reality and animation to create a vivid memoir about the relationship between a mother and her son, in the wake of her terminal cancer diagnosis. Weaving theatrical storytelling with cutting-edge technology, the performance allows the audience member to take the part of protagonist and experience life as Jordan inside a live, animated world.
‘Mind officially blown. Unlike any experience I’ve ever had’ Huffington Post
‘An emotional and technologically brilliant experience that takes the concept of immersion into new heights’ Mashable
The experience is by award-winning playwright and filmmaker Jordan Tannahill, in a co-production between the National Theatre’s Immersive Storytelling Studio and National Film Board of Canada, in collaboration with All Seeing Eye, with illustrations by Teva Harrison.
A NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA / NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREAT BRITAIN PRODUCTION
Draw Me Close is written and directed by Jordan Tannahill
Principal illustrations by Teva Harrison
Additional illustrations by Olie Kay
Creative Technologist All Seeing Eye
Set design by Tom Paris
Sound design by Gareth Fry
Produced by Johanna Nicholls (NT) and David Oppenheim (NFB)
Executive producers Toby Coffey (NT) and Anita Lee (NFB).
The role of the mother was devised with Tamzin Griffin.
Cast includes Geraldine Alexander, Tamzin Griffin and Penny Layden.
©2019 THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA AND THE NATIONAL THEATRE